DAILY DOT COM - To many Americans Labor Day marks the end of summer, but really honoring the working men and women of the United States is what Labor Day is all about.
The holiday came about in 1894 and is a celebration of social and economic achievements.
The U.S. Department of Labor has compiled all that history in one place in cyberspace on its website.
It has all sorts of interesting details on the Labor Day holiday, including legislation, information on the founder and a photo gallery that chronicles the labor movement.
Labor Day is always the first Monday in September, but the first Labor Day celebration was actually on a Tuesday, back in 1882 in New York City. While New York, New Jersey and Colorado were among the first states to approve state legal holidays. Labor Day wasn't recognized as a national holiday until 1894.
Incidentally, the Department of Labor celebrated 100 years of service in March 2013. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez tweeted the following, in light of the milestone: “#Labordayis the one day of the year we salute the strength and dignity of American workers - I'm proud to be able to do so as @LaborSec.”
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